Just a short little rant about teaching. This week was the last week of a cycle of about half of our classes, and so next week I basically lose about half of my students to the schedule. It’s really kind of frustrating, because we’re supposed to get to know our students well as part of our job, and just like that, I lose half of them. I’m kind of depressed about this because my best students are part of those who won’t be in my classes anymore. Through all the different things I’ve done in my life, I guess I’m kind of used to having to say goodbye to people all the time, but you know what, it’s still not easy.